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Identity and Reference Frames

  1. Jul 30, 2004 #1
    Is it possible to define one's identity (i.e. answer the question "Who are you?") without resorting to some sort of reference frame (e.g. "I am the son of so and so"), and if so, how?

    And for that matter, is there anything at all out there, which can be defined without a raference frame? I would suspect there should be, perhaps even plenty of such things, but I can't quite think of any example...
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  3. Jul 30, 2004 #2


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    In existentialism you define yourself moment to moment as what you are in the process of being at the moment. Using a frame is called "mauvais foix", bad faith.
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